‘Climatic Events – Ways to mitigate climate risk’
This winter , join us as we take a stroll through the orchard and hear from global experts on how to mitigate present and future climate risks.
Growers are experiencing the impacts of the erratic climate conditions. Managing climate risks is probably one of the most important strategic decisions apple and pear grower can make. Over the next two orchard walks our speakers will address:
- Low levels of winter chill
- Heat Stress
Don’t miss your chance to hear how you can prepare yourself using tried orchard management techniques in a practical and accessible way.
The field session will continue the climate resilience theme but, being winter, will also discuss and demonstrate the latest knowledge regarding the critical winter tasks particularly winter pruning.
Presenters will include AgFirst horticultural consultant Jonathan Brookes and Stephanie Midgley, Associate Professor in Horticultural Science at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Date: 17 June 2019
Time: 9.00am – 12.30pm (includes a light networking lunch)
Location: To be confirmed soon